If You Are Only Writing on Medium to Make Money: You Shouldn’t Be Here

Medium is not a get-rich-quick-scheme and our career is worth more than money

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Money: The Root of Inappropriate Behavior on Medium

Why are people behaving like this? Money. As we all know, the “chingle-chingle“ can make people do crazy things. I have always been someone who worked hard for my money and Medium is no exception.

This is what we don’t need on Medium:

  • People who use others for reads and claps by “tag bombing” and link dropping.
  • The people who comment on Facebook posts: “I read this and it’s great, please clap and read my article”. BY THE WAY, WE CAN TELL YOU COPIED AND PASTED THAT RESPONSE AND DIDN’T READ OUR ARTICLES AT ALL!
  • The people who write shitty content for two weeks and then claim Medium is corrupt because they aren’t getting curated.
  • The people who do something that annoys another writer (like a tag bomb) and then argue with a veteran when they are called out on it. Don’t argue with the master when you’re a student.

Writing Should Be Something We Do Because We Love It

This is not a rant on new writers only. This article goes out to anyone who is only here for the money. It’s also an ode to the people who worked damn hard to get where they are right now.

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Wife, mother, and researcher of a myriad of subjects. I love to write about anything and everything! Writer for The Startup, Better Marketing, & The Ascent👊

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